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PR: R.A. the Rugged Man's "Bad Biology" Screening In NYC


From Nature Sounds:

PR: R.A. the Rugged Man's "Bad Biology" Screening In NYC

INCLUDED IN SUNSHINE CINEMA'S MIDNIGHT SERIES

This winter, NYC's famed Sunshine Cinema is presenting the "Sunshine At Midnight" series, screening classic flims like Ghostbusters, Rear Window, and Jurassic Park throughout January and February.  This weekend, the featured film is cult favorite Bad Biology, produced and co-written by none other than underground rap legend R.A. The Rugged Man.  Directed by famed B-movie director Frank Henenlotter, Bad Biology is a twisted tale of love and weirdness with a strong hip-hop influence, featuring a score by Prince Paul and appearences from the likes of Reef The Lost Cauze, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Wu-Tang affilitae Remedy, Playboy model Jelena Jensen, and Penthouse pet Krista Ayne. The film has only had limited theatrical runs since its 2008 release, so this is a rare chance to witness the sex, violence, absurdity, and hip-hop first-hand.

Bad Biology is playing this Friday and Satruday, January 21st and 22nd, at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema at 143 East Houston Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Tickets are $9.99.  "Sunshine At Midnight" is presented by the Village Voice and WNYU's The New Afternoon Show.

BAD BIOLOGY

Driven by biological excess, a young man and woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in an explosive and ultimately over-the-top sexual experience, resulting in a truly godawful love story.... With bizarre special effects by Gabe Bartalos, a hip-hop soundtrack from Prince Paul, and shot in glorious 35mm, Bad Biology is guaranteed to shock even the most desensitized of audiences, and sure to become a modern cult classic. (No one under 18 admitted.)

PR: Izzy Dunfore Releases "Who Is Izzy Dunfore" On Famous Records


From Famous Records:


IZZY DUNFORE RELEASES “WHO IS IZZY DUNFORE” ON FAMOUS RECORDS!

Izzy Dunfore is a genuinely talented and exciting rap artist who has the drive, as well as the charisma, to be the next BIG name in Hip Hop! He has already collaborated with over 100 artists, written over 200 songs and continues to wow audiences every time he takes the stage. Born Lucas Lloyd Hewitt, he began his rap career recording under the name Luke Dogg and released his first recordings locally, in his home State of Iowa, on an album called "Little Black Cap on a White Boy".

After re-naming himself Izzy Dunfore, he wrote two songs that would eventually break him into radio. The first was called "I Can Deal With the Rain". At that time, Tony Tarbox was the host of "The Garage" a radio show which promoted local artists. He liked the song and asked if there was any other material available. Izzy offered him "Another Song of Mine". The lyrics revealed some very personal information that attracted a lot of local attention. Izzy was then asked to guest host "The Garage" and discuss his lyrics on the air. This officially launched the name Izzy Dunfore followed by his debut album "Only I" that same year!

He later teamed up with DJ Starscream made some recordings, followed by a partnership with DJ Fate (born Samuel Elgin (4-28-82) and they have been performing together across the country for thousands of fans. In 2009, Izzy and Fate moved to Minnesota and opened up the Dunfore Ranch where they recorded Izzy's current release... "Who Is IZZY DUNFORE" on Famous Records. Please don't miss your chance to listen to his album & catch his act, or the world is DUNFORE!!!!

Audio: BloodType feat. Big K.R.I.T. - "I Have Dreams"


From ScrewHeadsOnly.com:

Miami duo Blood Type back with another drop from their highly anticipated project 2 Weeks Notice. “I Have Dreams” featuring Big K.R.I.T. produced by XV.

Bloodtype ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “I Have Dreams” (Prod. by XV)

(Download)

Source: ScrewHeadsOnly.com
Video: Dirtball - "Long Road"


From Kerosene Media:

Video: Dirtball - "Long Road"

PR: E1 Music's New Deal w/ Hip-Hop Legend WC


From E1 Music:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC ENTERS NEW DEAL WITH LENCH MOB RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST AND WEST COAST HIP HOP LEGEND WC

NEW ALBUM, “REVENGE OF THE BARRACUDA” OUT ON MARCH 8, 2011


(New York, NY) ― Entertainment One Music is pleased to announce a new deal with Lench Mob recording artist WC and his new label ‘Big Swang’. WC will release a new album, “Revenge of the Barracuda” on March 8th, 2011.

The first official single, “You Know Me,” features Ice Cube and Maylay.  The video to bass-thumping street buzz single, “That’s What I’m Talking About”

(directed by Tha Razor) can be viewed via the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlcCN9704Hg .

The “That’s What I’m Talking About” single is now available for purchase on Amazon HERE.

WC says, “It feels good to the joint venture with eOne because I get the chance to continue to do what I do best, and that’s being a street artist making records for the streets.”

WC is one of Los Angeles’ most dominant street artists.  He emerged onto the hip-hop scene with lyrics depicting the harsh realities of street-life, quickly solidifying him as a staple in the West rap scene.  Soon thereafter, WC joined forces with Ice Cube to become a member of one of the most controversial groups in hip hop of all time, The West Side Connection.  In the mist of dropping solo projects he later went on tour with Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop to show the world how to Crip walk and throw up the “W” on a world-wide circuit.

Shadow Stokes, VP of National Urban Promotion, says “It’s an honor and privilege to be working with WC once again! We made history together at Payday Records with “Curb Servin” and “The Shadiest One.” He is a true staple in the West coast hip-hop community and eOne is looking forward to making more history with WC on this new album.”

For more information, please visit www.dubconline.com or www.facebook.com/pages/WC/144002562319818#!/pages/WC/144002562319818 and you can find WC on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TherealDubWC .
 
About Entertainment One

Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

MP3: Snoop Dogg Presents Damani - "L.A." (prod. E-Sharp)


From J. Melo:

MP3: Snoop Dogg Presents Damani - "L.A." (prod. E-Sharp)

Damani has been hard at work prepping his forthcoming album, "On Vacation From Vacation." It all began with the Snoop Dogg assisted single and video, "Here Comes Damani." Since the video debuted as new joint of the day on 106 & Park, Damani has been putting the finishing touches on the project which will drop this February. Here goes another leak off the record, "L.A." featuring Brevi and produced by E-Sharp. Since Snoop Dogg put out "El Lay" this past week, Damani thought he would offer up his original take on the city he loves.

"L.A." (feat. Brevi) 
(prod. by E-Sharp)
PR: Lohrasp 'DJ L' Kansara Lands Role on "Blue Bloods"


From BF Blasts:

Lohrasp 'DJ L' Kansara Lands Role on "Blue Bloods"

(New York, NY) Just short of two weeks into the New Year, Lohrasp “DJ L” Kansara has already landed a career-defining role in the critically acclaimed new television series, "Blue Bloods". Lohrasp plays the villain on the episode.
 
The episode will air on Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, at 10pm (EST), on CBS; you can catch Lohrasp "DJ L" Kansara on the season finale episode of season 1 of "Blue Bloods," playing his first co-star role on a major TV show.
 
This is, by far, Lohrasp "DJ L" Kansara's biggest accomplishment professionally. What a great way to start 2011 after ending 2010 strong, by being invited to Australia to spin for ‘New Years Eve 2011’.
 
About Lohrasp "DJ L" Kansara:

In just two and a half years , Lohrasp has been casted as a principal in Law and Order as Ali Hossam in the "Great Satan" episode, and as a principal in Law and Order SVU as Frank in the "Trophy" episode. He has also done numerous Off-Broadway plays and short films. Currently, he is working on his one-man show for an Off-Broadway play titled “Abu Sarhan: The Father of the Wolves", where he plays Uday Hussein. The show is directed by one of the most sought-after acting coaches in the world- the legendary Susan Batson.
 
About Blue Bloods:

Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York City Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny, a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin, is a N.Y. Assistant D.A. and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family's "golden boy;" however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop. Jamie's life takes an abrupt turn when he's asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about, and one that could impact the family's legacy.

PR: DJ Smallz Congratulates The Renegades


From DJ Smallz:

DJ Smallz Congratulates The Renegades

Congrats to The Renegades (Fear Factor Music Group/We The Best Music) for their first major single placement... DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Plies, Lil' Wayne & T-Pain!

Fear Factor Music Group is a collective movement of Trendsetters, Songwriters, Producers and Artists with a simple objective - building the stars of the future. By focusing on the production, development and marketing of brands, Fear Factor Music Group offers a variety of insightful and effective services - from consultation to digital marketing campaigns - all designed to provide clients with the best opportunities to take their brands to the next level.

For media inquiries & tracks by The Renegades, contact HERE.

MP3: Travis Porter - "The Down Pour"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Travis Porter - "The Down Pour"

1. Intro
2. Where's My Money At
3. Make Me Sick
4. Fall Out
5. Bring It Back
6. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
7. Hip Hop Forecast
8. Make It Rain
9. Make It Rain (Mega Mix)
 
Download http://www.mediafire.com/?mg68g42za915n85 .

PR: Grandson Takes Bad News Global w/ Loot Skywalker


From Dove at Tygereye:

PR: Grandson Takes Bad News Global w/ Loot Skywalker

New Mixtape January 25 from Newport News, VA Native
 
Newport News, VA -- It's a well known fact that there are no real overnight sensations in the music business. A true artist often takes several years to perfect their craft, build their fanbase and sharpen their work ethic before hitting the mainstream.
 
Virginia lyricist Grandson has been buzzing in the Southeast for some time now, and is finally ready to take his sound worldwide with the Loot Skywalker mixtape on January 25, 2011.
 
Loot Skywalker showcases a variety of freestyles, classic Grandson material and fresh new tracks. Every lyric delivers hardcore angst that the young rapper has become accustomed to in his aptly nicknamed hometown 'Bad Newz'. Also the home of NBA star Allen Iverson and NFL baller Michael Vick, Newport News has definitely earned a reputation for its tough-as-nails neighborhoods.
 
Grandson feels strongly that his rough upbringing plays the most important role in how his music will relate to fans everywhere. 
 

“I have survived one of the most dangerous and poverty stricken cities in America, with a real life story to tell,” Grandson says of his hometown. “Bad Newz is a city that has been shaped by many triumphs and pitfalls from its famous residents. I think the poverty and drug culture has always pushed some to want more, and they chose other avenues to focus their talents. It might be something in the water.“

Grandson is debuting a series of freestyles and original tracks combined on Loot Skywalker. He explains that the track “Running Out of Time,” produced by Vybe Beatz, is one of his personal favorite songs on the project, and that he is confident Hip Hop fans will enjoy the energy of the original tracks from DJ L.E.S. (LL Cool J, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez), Kyze Beats (Cam’ron, N.O.R.E., Angie Stone), Vybe Beatz (Pastor Troy, Roscoe Dash, JR Writer) and Beat Arkitectz (Huey, Chyna Whyte).

“DJ L.E.S.  has been a mentor in the business, and he produced the single ‘I Got It 4 Sale.’ Multi-platinum producer Kyze Beats did ‘That’s What It Iz’, and underground star Pop-a-Lot is also featured. Aside from the dope beats, I want fans to feel my serious and dramatic approach to songwriting, and also understand my raw commentary.”

While Grandson has kept his regional supporters quite happy with music over the years, he enjoys finding common interests with listeners everywhere. Ultimately, he'd like people across America and in other countries to find joy in his music as well. He approaches songwriting with a bigger picture in mind.

“My sound has a balance,” he asserts. “Sometimes I have a hard-edged, dangerous style, but I also like softer and lighter melodies at times. I make gangster street tunes, but with relevant social commentary.  I hope with gaining new fans I can begin to experience different cultures, and express my understanding to these different people. I really want people to listen, understand and love the music.”

Download "Codiene 2" from Loot Skywalker: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nvphif .

Watch the Loot Skywalker EPK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nktld5IMePI .

For more information on Grandson go to http://Tygereye.net/Grandson and follow him on Twitter http://Twitter.com/Grandson_gson .
 
Loot Skywalker tracklist
 
01. Shawn Kemp - prod by Vybe Beatz
02. Who Run It
03. Bean Vs Lean - prod by Beat Arkitectz
04. Codiene 2
05. Lean To The Side - prod by The Kickdrums
06. HD - prod by Vybe Beats
07. Runnin Out Of Time - prod by Vybe Beatz
08. Show U How To Get It
09. These Boyz Ridin Hot
10. Truths Comin Out
11. I Got It For Sale - prod by DJ LES & M-Grand
12. That's What It Iz - prod by Kyze Beats
13. Get My Money Up
14. DopeBoy Back
15. Ballin Iz My Attitude
16. She In Luv With My Gangsta
17. Shorty Got Me Gone
18. Slippin ft. Pop-A-Lot
19. I Be Everywhere


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